Fun Facts about Food

For SPM students.

If you study some of science subjects, you’ll know you learn a lot about the chemistry and biological make up of certain foods and vegetables. Well, how about you take a break from studying and learn some fun facts about food that’s unlikely to be found in your textbooks!

  1. Did you know that honey never spoils? There was once when archaeologists found pots and pots of honey in some ancient Egyptian tombs that were well over 3,000 years old and were still perfectly edible.

So if you ever see an expiry date on your tub of honey, it doesn’t mean it’s not safe to eat anymore but rather it’s just that the quality of the honey has dropped.

2. The world's most expensive coffee comes from the feces of a cat-like animal species named civet. The coffee is called Kopi Luwak, and it's made from coffee beans that have been eaten and excreted by the civet.

If you’re a coffee lover, would you be up to trying excreted coffee?

3. Would you believe that carrots were originally purple and not orange? The Dutch cultivated orange carrots in the 17th century to honor the leader of the Dutch War of Indpendence, William of Orange.

4. Ketchup was sold in the 1830s as medicine.

Some people say you shouldn’t eat so much ketchup. I say ketchup used to be medicine so it’s healthy!

5. Bananas are berries, but strawberries aren't.

Most people already know this but mind blowing, am I right? Who would’ve thought

6. Chocolate was once used as currency. The Aztecs and Mayans used cocoa beans as a form of currency.

The Aztecs and Mayans got it right honestly, chocolate>>>

7. Pineapples take almost three years to grow.

Those little cuts on your tongue can be really annoying when eating pineapples, but come on guys, it took three years for that little fruit to grow. Cut it some slack.

8. The world record for the most pancakes made in one hour is 1,092 pancakes.

Here’s a little motivation to study: if you ever think an hour is too little time to study, remember someone once made 1,092 pancakes in that same amount of time… you can read another chapter.

9. Popcorn kernels can pop up to 3 feet in the air.

Bet you couldn’t jump even half as high, can you?

10. The oldest known recipe is for beer. It dates back to around 6,000 BC and was found in ancient Mesopotamia.

Stay studying and stay away from alcohol, kids.

Alright, break time’s over! All the best studying for your exams, you’ve got this!